PWCS Aquatics Center receives "Make A Splash" grant thanks to community outreach
Posted on 09/04/2018
Swim instructor works with four students at the PWCS Aquatics CenterThe PWCS Aquatics Center has been chosen as one of the 2018 Make a Splash Local Partner programs in the U.S. that will receive grant funding from the USA Swimming Foundation.

The Aquatics Center will use the funds to support its Water Safety School program, which provides water safety education and free swimming instruction to second-grade students attending Prince William County Schools.

The Aquatics Center covers all costs of the Water Safety School program, including transportation, instructors, and lifeguards.

Allen Dunn, Aquatics Center manager, said that the grant will “help offset the tremendous cost that we absorb for transporting students from their schools to the Aquatics Center and back.”

The USA Swimming Foundation vetted applications through a competitive annual review process and chose the 151 programs to receive funding, many of which are first time Make a Splash grant recipients. This is the PWCS Aquatics Center’s first time receiving the grant.

A total of $702,819 distributed to the 151 Make a Splash Local Partner programs marks the largest single-year distribution since Make a Splash’s inception in 2007. These funds will help the awarded programs facilitate free or reduced cost swim lessons and promote water safety education.